Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bloody Mary: The Perfect Musician Drink

Here it're a starving artist and you're playing clubs and such, and 9 times out of 10 you get a free bar tab (at least up to a certain limit). drink beer, because that's what guys drink. Or shots of whatever.

Or you're female and you drink beer, or shots of whatever, or some awesome tasty fruity drink that guys like but never drink in public.

And, nutritionally speaking, it's all "empty" calories: booze and simple sugars. And so you gain a little fat and lose a little muscle mass and who ever really notices for a while, but you sure don't look like a rock god or goddess just descended from Olympus after a while of that, do you?

Enter the Drink Of The Gods: The Bloody Mary.

The only drink made with veggie juice and featuring standard extras like olives, with Bloody Mary Bars hosting all manner of extras (celery, carrots, shrimp, multiple olive options, bacon, and way more). Plus, you have varients on the classic (vodka) Bloody Mary where you add beef broth or exchange your vodka for whiskey or some other hard liquor.

So WHY is this a superior drink?

The human body burns 4 kinds of fuel: carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol. That's it.

Most drinks are just carbs and varying degrees of alcohol. That's it.

By contrast, the Bloody Mary is the gods' own salad in a glass. Veggie juice (you get extra points if you can nab the low-sodium version) for your vitamins and minerals, and all 4 human fuels, with carbs being relatively low as compared to all other drinks.

The standard Bloody Mary (according to Calorie King) has 125 calories: under 7 grams of carbs (5.1 as sugars) near-zero fat (assuming no olives), and 1.3g of protein (assuming no meaty extras like shrimp). LIVEStrong says: "As far as vitamins and minerals go, you can do worse than to sip on a bloody Mary. In two top selling brands, Tabasco brand Mildly Seasoned Blood Mary Mix and Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix, you’ll find about 2 to 15 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and 10 to 20 percent of the RDA of vitamin C. You will find about 2 percent of the RDA of calcium and 4 to 6 percent of the RDA of iron."

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 1
Calories 123
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.09g0%
 Saturated Fat 0.013g0%
 Polyunsaturated Fat 0.034g 
 Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 249mg10%
Potassium 225mg 
Total Carbohydrate 4.88g2%
 Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
 Sugars 3.6g 
Protein 0.75g 
Vitamin A 8%Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 1%Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

Order your with extra olives and you're set. Have them throw in that celery stalk or carrot slice, even better. That lime slice gives you some extra C (I eat the rind, too).

And it's free on your bar tab.

And 125 burns in no time when you're on stage.

So have another.

And maybe another at the end of the night.

The perfect rock star drink.

You're welcome.